2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado Review In Shelby, OH


If you need a pickup truck for your family or business that's dependable, strong, and comfortable, few models can match what the 2017 Ford F-150 or the 2017 Chevy Silverado offer. While they are similar, there is a very good reason that F-150 has been at the top of the list for 40 years. To help you make your final decision, the experts at our Ford dealership in Shelby, OH have highlighted the features they think you'll most appreciate. Continue reading to learn more about both pickup trucks.

For this comparison article, we'll be looking more closely at the 2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew®, which starts at $39,050 MSRP and the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab, which starts at $41,610 MSRP.

Should you have any questions before you read on, take a moment to give us a call at (888) 323-6154 and we'll be happy to help.

2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado: Performance

While the 4.3L V6 engine that comes with the 2017 Chevy Silverado is powerful and efficient, our specialists prefer the 5.0L V8 that powers the Ford F-150 for having far more torque and horsepower without sacrificing much in the way of fuel economy. Browse through the table below for details on each engine's specifications.

F-150 XLTModelSilverado 1500 LT
5.0L V8Engine4.3L V6
385 HP @ 6,570 RPMHorsepower285 HP @ 5,300 RPM
387 lb.-ft. @ 3,850 RPMTorque305 lb.-ft. @ 3,900 RPM
15/21 MPGMPG City/Highway17/22 MPG

2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado: Capacity

For drivers looking to tow and haul large quantities, the Ford F-150 has a larger maximum towing and payload capacity. Since it also features Trailer Sway Control, tow/haul mode, and Hill Start Assist, the F-150 makes traveling with your camper or heavy equipment a breeze. The chart below outlines details on how much weight each pickup truck can handle.

F-150 XLTModelSilverado 1500 LT
11,600 lbs.Max. Towing Capacity10,600 lbs.
2,100 lbs.Max. Payload1,850 lbs.
62.3 cu.-ft.Max. Cargo Box Volume61.0 cu.-ft.

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2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado: Interior


The 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 are both made with comfortable and stylish cabins. However, thanks to its premium seating and convenient storage solutions, we think you'll prefer the Ford F-150 to the Chevy Silverado. With door-trim panel binsunder-seat rear storage, and a flow-through center console, the Ford F-150 is the ideal way to securely transport equipment. Additional Ford F-150 interior features include:

  • 40/20/40 front seats
  • Rear 60/40 flip up bench with elongated cushion
  • Single zone manual air conditioning
  • Manual driver's seat with lumbar support

2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado: Technology

Despite the advanced Chevy MyLink® technology that comes with the Chevy Silverado, only SYNC® infotainment systems offers next-level connectivity that tech-savvy drivers are going to immediately fall in love with. With SYNC® 3 and SYNC® App Connect, the F-150 lets you seamlessly integrate your smartphone and control it using the touchscreen monitor and enhanced voice-recognition technology. Additional Ford F-150 tech features include:

  • 360-degree camera with split-view display
  • Available 8-in. productivity screen
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC®
  • Class-exclusive active park assist

Test-Drive the 2017 Ford F-150 in Shelby, OH Today!

Now that you've read about some of the impressive features the 2017 Ford F-150 has to offer, the next step is determining which of its many trim levels has the interior, tech, and towing features you've been looking for. Head over to our new vehicle inventory or our trim package research pages to see all of the amazing models we have available at our Ford dealership in Shelby, OH.

For more information on the 2017 Ford F-150, available trim options, or scheduling a test drive, don't hesitate to contact Donley Ford using the form on our website. As always, you can give us a call at (888) 323-6154 during our regular business hours to speak with one of our representatives directly.